THE ROLE OF LIBRARY AND ACADEMIC INFORMATION DEPARTMENTS IN THE ARAB COUNTRIES IN PROMOTING A CULTURE OF INFORMATION SECURITY AMONG STUDENTS ENROLLED IN IT FROM THEIR POINT OF VIEW
The study aimed to identify the role of library and academic information departments in the Arab countries in promoting a culture of information security among undergraduate, masters and doctoral students enrolled in library and information departments in the Arab countries from their point of view, in light of the variables (age, gender, educational level, group) . The descriptive analytical method was used for its relevance to the nature of the study and the achievement of its objectives. The questionnaire was used as a tool for the study, where a random sample of 1500 students from library and information departments in the Arab countries was selected, and 1414 of them responded. In the students of the Levant, the second group is represented by the students of the Arab Gulf, and the third group is represented by the students of Arab countries in the African continent. Distribute the questionnaire electronically via social media and through e-mails. The study reached several results, the most prominent of which was the absence of statistically significant differences due to the study variables (age, gender, educational level, group) at the level of 0.05 or less, and that 52.7 percent of the study sample had not previously read information on information security. The study presented a set of recommendations, the most prominent of which was that the Arabic library and information departments add a compulsory course of 3 credit hours on information security in the three educational stages.
Keywords: Departments of Libraries and Information, Information Security, Library and Information Students, The Levant, The Arabian Gulf, Arab Countries in The African Continent.